|Against the Grain, or Against Nature - Joris-Karl Huysmans|
LibriVox recording of Against the Grain, or Against Nature, by Joris-Karl Huysmans, Read by Martin Geeson. “THE BOOK THAT DORIAN GRAY LOVED AND THAT INSPIRED OSCAR WILDE”. Such is the enticing epigraph of one early translation of Huysmans’ cult novel of 1884, which is also routinely called the Bible of Decadence. Accurate descriptions, both, of this bizarre masterpiece which has reverberated ever since through high and popular culture...
Keywords: librivox; audio; literature; huysmans; decadence; dorian gray; oscar wilde; des esseintes; anti-hero; tortoise; sex; perversion
Downloads: 17,115 (2 reviews)
|The Beautiful and Damned - F. Scott Fitzgerald|
LibriVox recording of "The Beautiful and Damned", by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Read by E. Tavano. It tells the story of Anthony Patch (a 1920s socialite and presumptive heir to a tycoon's fortune), the relationship with his wife Gloria, his service in the army, and alcoholism. (Summary from Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; fiction; literature; F. Scott Fitzgerald; socialite; alcoholism; Anthony Patch; 1920s
Downloads: 96,644 (2 reviews)
|The Coral Island - R. M. Ballantyne|
LibriVox recording of The Coral Island, by R. M. Ballantyne, read by Tom Weiss. Ralph Rover is a traveler at heart, and has always dreamed of shipping out to the South Sea islands. He finally convinces his aging parents to let him go and find his way in the world. But the islands that Ralph finds are not as idyllic as his dreams. Shipwrecked on a large, uninhabited island, Ralph and his fellow survivors, Jim and Peterkin, discover a world of hostile natives and villainous pirates...
Keywords: ballantyne; audio; adventure; shipwreck; pirates; south seas; librivox; audiobook; children; teens
Downloads: 53,635 (2 reviews)
|The Coming Race - Edward George Bulwer-Lytton|
LibriVox recording of The Coming Race, by Edward George Bulwer-Lytton. Read by Maire Rhode. Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton (1803-1873) was an English novelist, poet, playright, and politician. Lord Lytton was a florid, popular writer of his day, who coined such phrases as "the great unwashed", "pursuit of the almighty dollar", "the pen is mightier than the sword", and the infamous incipit "It was a dark and stormy night." Despite his popularity in his heyday, today hi...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; science fiction; sci-fi; Vril-ya
Downloads: 29,508 (4 reviews)
|Bhagavad Gita - Sir Edwin Arnold|
LibriVox recording of Bhagavad Gita, translated by Sir Edwin Arnold. The content of the text is a conversation between Krishna and Arjuna taking place on the battlefield of Kurukshetra just prior to the start of a climactic war. Responding to Arjuna's confusion and moral dilemma, Krishna explains to Arjuna his duties as a warrior and Prince and elaborates on a number of different Yogic and Vedantic philosophies, with examples and analogies...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook
Downloads: 153,418 (3 reviews)
|Dracula - Bram Stoker|
LibriVox recording of Dracula, by Bram Stoker. The classic vampire story by Bram Stoker revolves around a struggle between good and evil, tradition and modernity, and lust versus chastity. The author didn't invent vampires, but his novel has so captured the public's imagination that he is rightly considered their popularizer. Listen and you will meet not only the Count himself, but heroes Jonathan Harker and Abraham Van Helsing, plus an array of madmen, psychiatrists, and fair maidens who cross ...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature
Downloads: 1,351,431 (12 reviews)